Mahindra owned SsangYong teases two new Concept SUVs for Paris debut
Both XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure, are based on the X100 Concept. ‘XIV’ here stands for “eXciting user-Interface Vehicle”. Speaking about the two teasers, XIV-Air features an open roof and a similar body to as of X100. On the other hand, XIV-Adventure lives upto its name and is more aggressive in stance with enhanced bodykit and ideally suited for offroading adventures with prominent bumpers and solid roof rack. Both XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure are follow-ups of 2011 SsangYong XIV-1 Concept based on the brand’s philosophy of “Robust, Specialty and Premium”, using design theme “Nature born – 3 Motion”.
Both these concepts sport wraparound front and rear lights, a wide yet slim front grille and muscular bumpers. Apart from different alloy wheels, XIV Adventure will stand apart due to its green finish, roof rack, underbody protection and a storage compartment attached to the bootlid.
SsangYong’s upcoming X100 compact crossover will compete with Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster, Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008 will measure a total of 4,195mm in length and will sit on a wheelbase of 2,600mm. Engine specs are sketchy to include either a 1.6 liter petrol or 1.6 liter diesel though no outputs have been revealed. However, both these engines meet Euro VI emission standards.
The production variant of X100 Concept will be built in conjunction with SsangYong parent company Mahindra. It will sit below the existing Korando SUV. Debut of production ready variant is expected at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March next year, while sales in will commence by mid 2015.
SSANGYONG TO SHOWCASE XIV-AIR AND XIV-ADVENTURE AT PARIS
Global debut of XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure, the final development concepts of X100
B-segment SUV offers style and practicality
SsangYong Motor Company (CEO Yoo-il Lee; www.smotor.com) will unveil two development concepts, XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, 2nd (press day) to 19th October.
The XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure are near production ready concepts of the soon to be launched X100. Based on the brand’s development philosophy of ‘Robust, Specialty and Premium’ and design theme of ‘Nature born – 3 Motion’, the XIV (eXciting user-Interface Vehicle) is a B-segment SUV series that has been shown at previous international motor shows over the past four years, the first time beginning at the IAA Frankfurt in 2011.
XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure are powered by either a 1.6 litre petrol or 1.6 litre diesel engine that meet Euro 6 emission standards, and measure 4,195mm in length and with a 2,600mm wheelbase. These two new concepts offer style, practicality and convenience for the smart user, and the new car will go on sale next year.
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